Shared bikes make a comeback in Australia

The range of operators in Australia now include HelloRide, Bird and Helbiz. PHOTO: HELLORIDE/FACEBOOK
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SYDNEY – Australia’s first encounter with shared – or dockless – bicycles was in 2017, with cities across the country quickly embracing a variety of schemes, mainly involving pedal bikes.

But the excitement soon turned to disappointment as several firms collapsed within a year of launching and thousands of abandoned bikes ended up strewn across city streets.

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